Blackburn part ways with Tony Mowbray

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London, May 11, 2022 (AFP) - Blackburn have confirmed boss Tony Mowbray will leave Ewood Park after the former Premier League champions failed to win a place in the Championship play-offs.

Mowbray had been in charge of Blackburn since 2017 and led them to promotion from League One 12 months after his appointment.

However, Mowbray was unable to steer Blackburn back to the Premier League and their exile from the top-flight now stands at 10 years.

Rovers won the English title in 1995 after Jack Walker bankrolled boss Kenny Dalglish's spending spree on stars like Alan Shearer, Chris Sutton and David Batty.

Mowbray's final attempt to restore Blackburn to the Premier League ended with his team finishing in eighth place, six points adrift of the play-off places.

The former Celtic and Middlesbrough boss had already admitted he would be leaving when his contract expired this summer and Blackburn have confirmed his exit.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tony for the way he has headed up the football management of the club and the tremendous amount of effort and self-sacrifice he made during his time at the club," a statement said.

Mowbray added: "I'd like to thank the owners and the board for giving me the opportunity to manage a football club that is steeped in such great history and tradition.

"It's been a real privilege to have been the manager of Blackburn Rovers."

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